Buhari meets Igbo leaders over South East security challenges

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PRESIDENT BUHARI'S AUDIENCE WITH HIGHLY RESPECTED IGBO GREATS 00B; President Muhammadu Buhari , Chief Hon Mbazulike Amaechi, Bishop Sunday Onuoha, Former Governor, H.E Dr Chuikwuemeka Ezeife, Mr Tagbo M. Amaechi, Chief Barr Goddy Uwazurike, Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, Minister of Science and Technology Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, NSA Maj Gen Babagana Mongonu Rtd, Minister of Labour and Employment Sen Chris Ngige during an audience at the State House Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. NOV 19TH 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja met behind closed doors with some Igbo leaders led by Chief Mbazulike Amaechi at the Presidential Villa Abuja.

The News Agency Nigeria (NAN) reports the Igbo leaders who attended the meeting included Bishop Sunday Onuoha, former Gov. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Mr Tagbo Amaechi and Chief Goddy Uwazurike.

The Chief Staff the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, National Security Adviser to the President, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno, Minister Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, also attended the meeting.

Participants at the meeting did not speak the press on the outcome their engagement with the president.

NAN, however, gathered from reliable source that the meeting might have discussed some national issues including security and socio-economic developments in the South East zone the country.